SOCIAL SCENE

Suchitra Mongkolkitti (left) one of the VIP executives from Central Pattana Group met with Mrs. Jaye Walton from Bangkok who is the honorary Consul for Thailand from South Australia and the Northern Territory, as well as consultant for the Cancer Society Thailand which stands under the Patronage of her Majesty the Queen of Thailand. Both were enjoying the Mega show of the 3 cultures festival but also relaxing with some friends at the beautiful inner square of the Cultural Center in Chiang Mai.

Seen having lunch at La Gondola with owner and soul of the restaurant, Stefano on the very right are from left: David Hopkinson, director British Council in Chiang Mai, Peter Upton, director British Council Thailand and James Shipton, the director of English language services from Bangkok.

A TV crew from ‘SAT Channel’ Germany stopped at the 4 Seasons Resort to film the cultural city of Chiang Mai and surroundings for a 45 minute TV travel story, which is part of a series of 16 scenery holiday destinations around the world. Werner Bertolan, author and producer from Munich, Germany and his team were ‘over the moon’ after visiting Doi Suthep, Old Town, Warorot Market, the botanical garden and of course the variety at the Night Bazaar. But most impressing was the beauty and luxury atmosphere of the 4-Seasons Hotel, including their impressive cooking school. From left to right: Ren and Shawn Barry from California with Sangwan Sapma from 4 Seasons Resort in the front, Werner Bertolan the producer next to Marion Vogt, CMM plus Werner’s camera man and sound engineer.

Chiang Mai has a new restaurant on the right side in Anusarn Market. The former Formula 1 changed to Kurt’s Restaurant and offers Swiss, Italian, German and Thai cuisine. Restaurateur Kurt Hausammann (left) showed during his recent opening night buffet that he and his team really know how to spoil customers with an array of Asian and European dishes!